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Computing

Rationale:

 

At Burradon Community Primary School we believe that our Computing curriculum prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which they work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. Pupils use ICT to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with consideration for others. ICT promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use ICT to its best effect.

 

Intent:

 

Our Computing teaching aims are to:

 

  • Provide a broad, balanced, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils.
  • Develop pupil’s computational thinking skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
  • Meet the requirements of the EYFS curriculum for Technology.
  • Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for computing at Key Stage 1 and 2.
  • To respond to new developments in technology.
  • To equip pupils with the confidence and skills to use digital tools and technologies throughout their lives.
  • To enhance and enrich learning in other areas of the curriculum using IT and computing.
  • To develop the understanding of how to use computers and digital tools safely and responsibly.

 

Implementation: Teaching and Learning

 

At Burradon Community Primary School Computing is taught as a discrete lesson in all classes from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 6 and is used as an effective teaching tool across all areas of the curriculum. The principle aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, confidence and understanding in relation to Information Technology, Computer Science and Digital Literacy.

 

A variety of teaching methods are employed to enable children to experience working as an individual, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class. Children will engage in practical computing lessons using a variety of software and equipment designed to engage learners and to enhance and develop computing skills and knowledge. Teachers will also ensure that children are given the opportunity to apply their learning across other curriculum areas.

 

Impact:

 

We are very proud to have 4 members of staff who have achieved Apple Teacher status. 

 

 

 

Computing House Morning

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We worked in our house teams up complete a range of computing activities including making up our own e-safety poems and songs. Here are just a few of them!

We use a range of apps to enhance learning

Using Seesaw to record experiences

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Using Chatterpix to demonstrate learning

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